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Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici

Located in Piazza dei Cavalieri, the building has changed names over time depending on the judiciary which has hosted: by "Building of the Archive of the Chancellery" in the Middle Ages to the "Priori Palace" after the conquest by Florence (1409), to "Palace of the Council of the Twelve" when it passed in the hands of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen.At the end of the sixteenth century, the palace was renovated by architect Pietro Francavilla (sculptor of the Statue of Cosimo I in front of the nearby palace of the Knights too), who conformed it to the surrounding buildings for height and style of decorations of late Renaissance.



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